Google launched “Stadia” – Netflix of the Gaming industry. Using Stadia, users will be able to play games in high-resolution even on a basic Chromebook or on any computer capable of running Chrome browser, making Gaming PC and Consoles redundant.
Apple is getting into the “Subscription” business by launching – Apple News($10/month for accessing all premium magazine & premium content across websites), Apple TV Plus(to access Apple Originals, similar to Netflix Originals and Prime Originals), Apple Card(a Credit Card without any fee, daily Cashback, can track your spending habits) and Apple Arcade(a gaming platform). One similarity between all these services is “Privacy” – advertisers or 3rd party apps would not be able to collect data or track user behavior from these apps.
To eliminate the reliance on global companies, especially US-based, Russia is building its own internet – from domain to cables. – Hustle
Telegram, privacy-focused messenger, launched an option called “Unsend Anything”. Users can delete any private chat from both your and other person’s device with just two taps. There is no time limit unlike other platforms like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp – Telegram
If you ever wondered, how Facebook decides which post should appear on your News Feed, Facebook has an answer – “Why Am I Seeing This Post?”. This option can be accessed from the drop-down menu in the right-hand corner of a post. – Facebook
Also, same goes for Ads – “Why Am I Seeing This Ad?”. This option can be accessed from the drop-down menu in the right-hand corner of an Ad. – Facebook
Snapchat launched “Lens Studio”, a tool to create AR(augmented reality) for creators, adds more templates like Landmarkers, which empower creators to build Lenses that can transform the world’s most iconic landmarks in real-time, hand-tracking and body-tracking.
Snapchat launched “Snap Games” which allows friends to play games right from the chat bar.
Snapchat is also jumping on the bandwagon of Originals, launched “Snapchat Originals”
LinkedIn added the ability to upload PDFs and PowerPoints directly to feed, groups and LinkedIn pages – LinkedIn
LinkedIn launched “Reactions” (Like, Celebrate, Love, Insightful, Curious) similar to Facebook reactions but in a better way. – LinkedIn